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Victor Vasarely

French painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
A pioneer of Op Art, Vasarely trained with Moholy-Nagy in Budapest and worked as a graphic designer in Paris throughout the 1930s. He began developing his rigourous style of geometric abstraction ca. 1947, influenced by the work of Mondrian and Malevich. Eventually, his works, comprised of geometrical shapes on a grid, began to achieve an optical effect. His designs were mass-produced throughout the 60s, and he opened a museum of his work near Avignon, ca. 1970.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500030657.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Victor Vasarely:

Victor Vasarely Optic Rouge, 20th century Screenprint on heavyweight white wove paper
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